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New flagship Spar store for Dorset family forecourt

2020-06-23T19:06:00+01:00By

A £200,000 co-investment project has seen the creation of a flagship Spar forecourt store for a family-run Dorset business following a major redevelopment scheme.

Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail

Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail

2020-05-20T00:00:00+01:00By

The Ascona Group has agreed to all its 37 sites being supplied by Nisa Retail. The Top 50 Indie, based in

ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector

ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector

2020-05-20T00:00:00+01:00By

The challenges faced by retailers and colleagues since the lockdown, and the changes that they have made in store to keep their communities going are revealed in findings from a survey by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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Adjusting to lockdown

2020-05-12T00:00:00+01:00

Everything has been shaping up nicely at Hill’s Retail, which not long ago reached its 10-year landmark. The Redditch-based business was set up by directors David Hill and Jackie Braziel, and has recently extended its relationship with Gulf as it continues to future-proof its operations, with all three of its ...

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Pulling together in time of crisis

2020-05-12T00:00:00+01:00By

The strength of the convenience offer in the majority of service stations means the forecourt sector should have a good chance of surviving the present pandemic crisis more or less in one piece, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He says everyone is pulling together and has praised the government ...

Nisa store development team helps retailers make stores safer

Nisa store development team helps retailers make stores safer

2020-05-01T00:00:00+01:00By John Wood

Nisa’s store development team has been helping its retailers to make their stores safer for shoppers and staff during the coronavirus crisis.

Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ

Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ

2020-04-16T00:00:00+01:00By Merril Boulton

The Kay Group has applied for planning permission for a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Grimshaw Park Service Station in Blackburn.

Top 50 Indie on a growing streak

2020-04-07T00:00:00+01:00

Having worked as a commission operator for 20 years, Nalliah Thayaparan (known as Thaya) thought he would have a go at owning a petrol station himself. So in 2012, armed with his considerable knowledge gained operating 12 sites for various UK leading independent forecourt companies as well as running ...

Camelot congratulates retailers on passing proof of age test

2020-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By John Wood

Camelot has congratulated its retailers for the third year in a row after final results for 2019 show that 91% of National Lottery retailers correctly asked for ID as proof of age on the first visit.

Blakemore Spar stores trial waste fighting app

2020-01-24T00:00:00+00:00By John Wood

The Spar Fairfield forecourt store is one 15 Blakemore Retail Spar convenience stores based in Lincolnshire which are trialling the Too Good to Go food waste fighting app, which enables people to purchase short-dated food for a reduced price.

Spar Scotland launches new advertising campaign

2020-01-24T00:00:00+00:00By John Wood

Spar Scotland is launching a new advertising campaign, aimed at surprising shoppers with deals on key food and drink products available in Spar stores in Scotland.